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by paperboy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Reverdy Road
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Reverdy Road

Being repeated on TV tonight 8pm Tues Mar 14 2017. Freeview Channel 8 London Live - Secret Streets (Reverdy Road).
by paperboy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: MYSTERY-DO YOU RECOGNISE THESE PLACES?
Replies: 27
Views: 6747

Re: MYSTERY-DO YOU RECOGNISE THESE PLACES?

http://maps.southwark.gov.uk/connect/southwark.jsp?mapcfg=Historical_Selection&x=533636&y=177905&z=11 Without the image it's a bit difficult to know, Kiwi. Have a look at the link above. This is a map of the junction of Cobourg Road and Longcroft Road. You'll nee to scroll to the west t...
by paperboy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: Bermondsey Advertisments
Replies: 37
Views: 9637

Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Loads of adverts from the 1960 Bermondsey Official Guide can be seen here .. http://www.kenripper.co.uk/london.htm
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Pie & Mash
Topic: Eels
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

Eels

Once every couple of weeks (probably around the end of the 1950s) my Mum would send me to the wet fish shop on Jamaica Road, between Sun Passage and Thurland Road. I would be required to select three live eels from those slithering in the galvanised tank. The fishmonger would then use a large cleave...
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Pie & Mash
Topic: The great pie & mash debate
Replies: 15
Views: 7188

Re: The great pie & mash debate

I was advised, when I was a nipper, that you were given a knife and fork to eat your meal and a spoon to clump the cockroaches as they scuttled across the table. :D
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 2813

New Forum

Nice work, Steve.

Excellent site and such a breath of fresh air after the previous provider!
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Thurland Road
Replies: 57
Views: 7920

Re: St. James's church

When I was a lad, Mr Tibbitt of 53 Rouel Road told me this tale - around 1966. He was a firewatcher or ARP or something like that during WW2. Lord Haw Haw came on the radio to say that St James' Church in Bermondsey was to be bombed that night, proving the accuracy of Luftwaffe bombing. Sure enough,...
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Bermondsey People
Topic: Mary Ripper
Replies: 4
Views: 2499

Mary Ripper

As many of you will know - my Mum, Mary Ripper (she'll be 95 years of age in May 2017), still lives independently in Bermondsey. Here's our latest anecdote of this indomitable lady. She was out shopping down the Blue a week or two back and popped into Thorogoods (furniture, carpets etc). There she s...
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Pages Walk
Replies: 19
Views: 4897

Bermondsey Central, Pages' Walk

10_09.jpg 10_07.jpg 10_04.jpg Before Bacon's School moved from Grange Road to Pages' Walk, the building was occupied by Bermondsey Central School. Here are three class photos from 1951-6 (or thereabouts) from Bermondsey Central. The uniform was brown with a yellow badge. My elder brother, Bill Ripp...
by paperboy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: War Memorials
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

War Memorials

The number of people who were commemorated on war memorials at one time in Bermondsey is far greater than those we see on war memorials today. Some, from WW1, were lost in the bombing in WW2. Some have been lost as churches and other have been demolished in the cause of progress and redevelopment. I...

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